Hours after we got back from cycling in KL, Ryan and I found ourselves back at the airport bound for Hong Kong. My suspicion is that whatever weight we lost riding on Sunday, it will all come back after we tucked into our first dish in Hong Kong.
We are here to explore Hong Kong with the Samsung Galaxy Camera, a camera that has the Android Jelly Bean OS built in. It is not a phone but it has 3G and Wifi. It is not a tablet but it lets you go online and do the things you do online. It is kind of a camera on steroids.
I was skeptical at first. How would it fare as a travel companion? We wasted no time taking it out for a spin (that photo above was our first meal in Hong Kong, Zha Leong with congee, yum!).
All the photos here were taken and edited on the Galaxy Camera and uploaded to Instagram, Twitter and Facebook (and all the social media sites we frequent). Yes, taken with the camera and edited in-camera (it comes with Photo Wizard but we used Snapseed app for simple edits). We also hashtagged our photos with #galaxycamera so you'd know what the photos were made with if you saw it on my Twitter or Instagram feed.
For the rest of the week here in Hong Kong, Ryan and I will be posting more photos of the Galaxy Camera in action, so do keep a lookout on this blog, on my Instagram (@mr_brown) and my Twitter feed (@mrbrown).
We will also be producing some videos to show you how to get the most out of the Galaxy Camera after we return.
We have unlimited mobile Internet for just HK78 ($12.70) for 7 days via a one2free prepaid sim. We bought three sims: one for me, one for Ryan and one for the camera.
This is me buying some curry fishballs-on-a-stick at Kwai Fong MTR station. It is like Lok Lok but sold from a store instead of at the back of a van.
This was taken from a double decker bus. I love making black and white images. We are staying in the suburbs and taking public transport a lot. I am very impressed with the Hong Kong public transport system, although I realized that Hong Kong has many bus ads for celebrity tuition teachers whose sole qualification to teach is good looks. What is up with that?
Sham Shui Po Market was one of our early stops. It is a mecca for all kinds of shopping. I love the feel of the place, and the chaos.
My only complaint about Hong Kong so far is the weather. I came expecting a cool 18-21°C. It's been more like 24°C and above lor. So much for my jackets.
Here are two more photos of a lunch and a dinner.
That's Portugese chicken chop rice and wanton soup.
This was dinner consisting of a steamed Sek Pan fish (garoupa) and brinjal with minced pork in a claypot (not seen in the photo). The fish was only S$11.
I am entertaining myself reading about the Punggol East by-election too, and since it is the week of the hustings, my Facebook feed has become like a James Joyce stream of consciousness novel about things like the Tuesday WP rally.
Still, nothing will distract us from our mission to eat and shop in Hong Kong, and sharing our photos with you. Stay with us this week!